During the first week of April, the Lambton Kent District School Board will be launching a pilot of School Cash Online involving 20 schools.
During a recent survey of web services, LKDSB parents/guardians identified an online payment solution as a priority. In order to support parent communications and to improve the efficiency and convenience of processing school transactions, as well as reduce Board risk/loss, the LKDSB has partnered with KEV Group to offer School Cash Online. The LKDSB has an ongoing relationship with KEV Group, as it is also utilized for its accounting solutions. School Cash Online has been implemented by 48 school boards in Ontario.
School Cash Online is a web-based solution that gives parents the ability to pay for student items online. Parents can make payments, print or view their receipts and their current account history all in real-time. Phase I Launch – April 2018
The Phase I pilot involves the following 20 schools:
- Blenheim District High School
- Bosanquet Central Public School
- Bridgeview Public School
- Bright's Grove Public School
- Cathcart Blvd. Public School
- Chatham Kent Secondary School
- Confederation Central Public School
- Gregory Drive Public School
- H.W. Burgess Public School
- Indian Creek Road Public School
- John McGregor Secondary School
- Lakeroad Public School
- Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute
- McNaughton Ave. Public School
- Merlin Area Public School
- Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School
- Queen Elizabeth II Public School – Sarnia
- Rosedale Public School
- Wheatley Area Public School
- Winston Churchill Public School
Following the launch of LKDSB's School Cash Online, parents/guardians of students attending these schools will be invited to create an account using the online payment system. Additional information, including the website link, will be available on the LKDSB and school websites, prior to the launch date.Phase II Launch – May 2018
The LKDSB is planning for a launch to migrate the remaining schools onto School Cash Online in May. More information about this launch will be posted on the LKDSB website once it is available.
Information for Parents and Guardians
School Cash Online is a convenient, web-based solution that gives parents the ability to pay for student items online.
Parents/guardians can connect multiple students to their account; multiple parents/guardians can be connected to individual students. School staff will add items for your child for payment and indicate whether the item is optional or required. Parents will receive a notification when a new item has been added.
School Cash Online provides multiple payment options, including eCheck (direct withdrawal from your bank account) or "MyWallet" (virtually add funds and reload like a gift card). Please note, banking information is not saved in School Cash Online and must be re-entered for every transaction. Unused funds in "MyWallet" will be carried over to the next year for back-to-school purchases unless a refund is requested.
Please note: There is a 2% administration fee associated with using School Cash Online. This fee is included in all of the pricing provided to parents/guardians, regardless of whether purchases are made using School Cash Online or payment is made directly to schools. All surplus funds collected through School Cash Online's administration fees will be returned to schools to be used for capital expenses.
The LKDSB anticipates there may be some challenges related to this implementation and LKDSB staff will be working with schools to mediate any issues experienced during this transition. Following the success of the pilot, it is expected that a Board-wide roll-out will occur in May 2018.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Manager of Financial Services at 519-336-1500.
Note: Using School Cash Online is optional. Payment will continue to be accepted at the school.